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“Dont miss the monument in Gold ... it unites rich, poor, young and old” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harmandir Sahib

Harmandir Sahib
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Private Tour: Golden Temple and Wagah Border in Amritsar
Ranked #1 of 63 things to do in Amritsar
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“Dont miss the monument in Gold ... it unites rich, poor, young and old”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

The openness and sheer tranquillity of the experience draws thousands of deities day in and day out. For some, its the holiest place of worship and for others (like me) a place alluring enough to bring me to Amritsar just to spend time at Shri Hari Mandir Saheb.

The access roads are crowded will all forms of traffic you can imagine, don’t be put off by the masses. Share and feel the enthusiasm and devotion and being part of a sea of devotees.

The main entrance has some shops and the shoe collection point. You need to step into a recess with flowing water to cleanse your feet. Upon entry, you could do a 360 tour (admiring the marble) and get to the point where you queue for the entry into the sanctum sanctorum.

After giving your respects you could head to the langar (24 by 7) food distributed to one and all or to the museum housed in one of the wings of the complex.

Tips:
Photography is not allowed from the pathway leading to the central dome, but you can take pictures in and around the lake. I suggest one early morning and one trip in the night as the experience in the night walking on the cold floors and watching the temple lights glisten in the water is truly memorable.
If you are in a hotel nearby, walk bare feet and save time at the footwear queue.
Cover the Jalianwala Bagh Site which is 200 metres from the temple complex.
Try out some of the local fare in the numerous eateries lining the street leading to the temple.
Carry a handkerchief (for men) or small cloth (for ladies) to cover your head. Else you can get colourful yellow ones through the hawkers leading to the venue.

Visited September 2011
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“The Golden Temple of the Sikhs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

The holiest of holies, brings peace to your soul just by the sight of it. Take time to sit inside and enjoy the blissful singing of the hymns.

Visited February 2012
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

A must visit ever time you are in Amritsar, we visited twice during our two days visit, first visit in evening. The gurdwara brings a calming effect on you, awesome view in night. We visited second time on Sunday morning, which was really very crowded. Ideally, we preferred the evening darshan due to extra calmness, weather and the view of. golden temple in lights.

Visited March 2012
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“Another world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

Early morning, as soon as you enter and get the first look of the Golden Temple, you feel that you are in another world. The rising of the sun and chant of the hymns from Guru Granth Sahib is a wonderful experience. Sit quietly by the 'sarovar' (pond) and let your soul immerse in the peaceful surroundings.

Visited December 2011
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“Best Wonders of the world with great peace to soul,marvelous architecture,devotion of sikh people and free kichen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is the best place and one of the wonders of the world with great peace of mind to the body and the soul.The hymns sung are very soulful and refreshing the soul.The best part to visit for foreigners is during Diwali festival when the Golden temple glitters in lights.If you are facing with some problems in your life than pray here with truthful mind and you with get rid of your problems.Many people have successfully experimented this.Otherwise best time to visit the place is early mornings and evenings.Architecture of the golden temple is very rare to find in the world.Over 25 to 30 lac s (2-3 million) people per month visit this place for pilgrimage from India and abroad.If you like Indian food than the best part is that Langer ( FREE KITCHEN) serves you free food for all the three meals daily.People also come here to take a holy dip in the holy pond here which surrounds the Golden temple.This is one of the most visiting place in the world.Golden Temple is at no.1 as most visiting place and Taj mahal is no.2 in India.There is no entry fees to visit this place.Only thing is to remove your shoes at the entrance at a free token-ed place where your shoes are safe and even polished for free.You also have to cover your head at the enterance gate and again free head covers are also available.Free information can also be taken from the Tourist information center at the entrance gate.Overall very nice soulful place of pilgrimage and the most sacred place of Sikh religion in the world.Sikhs are the most prosperous religion in India with highest per capita income,hardworking and famous for bravery and kindness both.

Visited September 2011
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